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believe the polls, president obama is pulling ahead from mitt romney. polls are polls and translating positive polls to voters come election day is something different. it appears that a post convention bump is fueling a mini surge for the president. chief political correspondent carl cameron breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: with polls showing president obama inching slightly ahead, romney rallied republicans in mansfield, ohio. historically a must-win state for g.o.p. hopeful. >> forward is his campaign slogan. forewarned is a better term. we know that would happen if we were re-elected. we have seen more years of high unemployment. more years of massive deficit. more years of cusp of crisis you are seeing in europe. we're forewarned and that is why we're not going to are elect this man. >> reporter: the president is ahead 50-45 in the buckeye state. the average poll puts obama edge at 2.2. in north carolina, where the national convention ended before last week's discouraging job report. the public policy poll says obama leads by one, virtual tie inside the margin of error. real
polled believe that president obama deserves to be reelected. 54% say he does not. when asked if they're satisfied with president obama's handling of the economy, one out of every two people said, no, not satisfied, and with some 52% saying that they feel like the country is in worse overall condition than it was four years ago, these polls help define the challenge for the president and his team here at the democratic national convention. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live. put these in perspective for us. >> well, look, here's the deal. the president knew all along what you and i have talked about, what your viewers have talked about is this, there are two questions in every re-election effort, and the first question is, does this guy, is this guy the guy you want to keep in the job? and then the second question is, is the other guy worth the risk? is he worthy of this challenge? and the president at this moment with just 63 days left until the election headed to charlotte to try to still rally his base has to admit t
a corner. president obama asked voters to hang on and give him a second term. some 368,000 americans just quit hanging on and completely gave up looking for work last month. the august jobs report shows only 96,000 jobs were added to our economy last month. that's a whole lot less than expected. the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, moving in the right direction but only because so many people gave up looking for work. only 63% of working-age adults are in the workforce, that is the lowest level since 1981. translates to nearly 9 million able-bodnear nearly 9 million able body deed adults not getting a paycheck. back then 275 jobs were ordered. it slumped to 245,000 in june. august 96,000. this news comes as the candidates kick their general election campaigns into high gear. we are waiting for reaction from president obama, he's in the key battle state of new hampshire speaking at this hourment he's been talking for a few minutes but has yet to mention the job report. if he does we'll check it out. mitt romney is attending a rally in iowa. earlier he spoke to bret baier about the jobs repo
with him from that point on, it didn't matter where he was. i think president obama probably the same. it doesn't matter what they are doing, there is always something in back of their mind and in their eye you can tell are we doing everything we possibly can do to prevent this from happening again? thankfully, this is not partisan issue when it comes to fighting al-qaeda and setting up protocols in the united states to keep us safe. it was not a democrat issue or a republican issue. american one. success so far. vigilance is the most important thing we can do on the 11 anniversary. >> eric: we owe a debt of gratitude to george bush and dick cheney for setting the wheels in motion immediately. immediately upon that attack that kept us safe since that day on american soil. >> dana: one of the big issues there to prevent it the intelligence community and law enforcement could not speak to one another. there was a law that made -- put up a wall between the two. that was torn down. we're safer. >> bob: the c.i.a. had information they shared with the f.b.i. that may have been able to do so
: president obama is opening up a new line of attack against governor romney against medicare, as he swings through florida and a large population of retired americans. he is expected to have a new study that says that governor romney's plan would cost retirees thousands more out of pocket. i'm shannon bream. we go to ed henry, traveling with the president in melbourn, florida. >> reporter: good to see you. the president started off with a joke saying, the most important thing i am going on say -- football starts today. they are here in florida. they have been watching college football yesterday and pro football kicks off today and high gear of a final day of this campaign with the general election. we are under two months. the president wants to talk about medicare, shift the focus from jobs, after the weak jobs report on friday. let's take a listen. >> because i saw too many jobs disappearing overseas, too many families struggling with the costs that keep on going up, even though paychecks are not going up. too many people racking up more and more debt, just to make the mortgage or pay po
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
. will they dig deeper? a lot of this campaign has been successful for president obama because he's able to keep it simple, stupid and stay on the surface and use buzz words like billionaires and millionaires and class warfare. i am onering if he will say the unemployment rate goes . are percent. >> steve: talking about the unemployment, he diverted. what the president was doing yesterday. he was attacking mr. mitt romney and mr. ryan on their plan to fix medicare. i thought this was interesting . if the same share of americans are in the office. the actul unemployment rate would be len and half percent. underemployment figure is the number of people who have begin up working or have taken a part-time job currently at 14.7 percent. and the participation rate of people in the work force is in the lowest level in 30iers. >> brian: that goes to your point gretchen. president obama has a great shot of winning, as bill clinton said. you don't need president obama or mitt romney speak. i have to change this and i think the other guy can do it >> steve: you have a neighbor that is impacted with that. >
up some votes in florida. and john carter says as usual obama showed poise and genuine ease with a regular guy. here's a good question. can you imagine romney in a similar situation? guy who picked up romney. romney would have made a face as if the guy was diseased or something. romney would not have known how to handle it. no doubt about it! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." . [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey hello everybody. good to see you today. this is tuesday, september 11th. and this is the "full court press" on current tv. welcome to the program. good to see you. we'll talk about the meaning of september 11th here, the day we have to remember and reflect upon how great it is to be americans and what a great loss we suffered 11 years ago today. also time to get into some of the other issues. 26,000 teachers on strike in chicago. this time, they're not striking against a republican governor, scott walker or republican governor john kasich or republican governor chris christie. but dem
." wolf. >>> martin, thanks very much. happening now, brand new poll results show president obama's approval rating passing a very important milestone. also, on this an ser vary of 9/11, we'll hear the president strongly defend one of the united states' deadliest and most effective weapons against would-be terrorists. and in a cnn exclusive, the brother of al qaeda's top leader now says there is a way to reconciliation and peace. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." >>> all that coming up. we begin with a very public and new escalation of some tension between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. israeli sources tell me the white house at least for now has rejected prime minister netanyahu's request to meet with him later this month to discuss iran's nuclear program. the israelis were told a meeting isn't possible because of the president's schedule, schedule won't permit it even when they offer to have the prime minister come to washington from new york where he'll be addressing the united nations. the white house is pushing back saying the presiden
opening up a five-point lead for president obama. the swing states are the most important. we'll get polling on that soon as well, but it looks like there was definitely a bounce in the polls for president obama after the convention. during our coverage on current eliot spitzer predicted a four-point bump. i predicted five. vice president gore, six to eight. it looks like the democratic convention went off better than the republican one if you look at the polls. now that the conventions are over, mitt romney as usual getting himself in more and more trouble. so they're answering the question. you got to under something. mitt romney's tax plan is a disaster for the budget. it would create giant deficits. how can you say you can fight deficits if your plan creates bigger deficits. he says, no, no, i'm going to get rid of the loopholes. >> give me an example of a loophole that you'll close. >> romney: people at high end taxpayers will have fewer deductions and exemptions. those numbers will come down. >> i'm cutting tax on the rich massively, but some of the loopholes i might take away
>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
. his brother is in politics as well. michelle obama has a speech in prime time and her job will be very similar to ann romney's job, which is accent wait the personal and highlighting president obama as a father and family man. dana bash, what do you expect her to say? >> looking back four years ago, she was kind of seen as a potential liability. she was kind of harsh and the goal was to soften her. >> now she's so much more popular -- >> he wishes he had her approval numbers. >> which tends to happen with first ladies. kind of val dater for her husband. and her speech will talk about her own accomplishments and some of the things she's done in the white house with children and with -- >> the whole health. >> nutrition and things like that. those are some of the things i'm told she'll talk about. >> the big event will be julian castro's speech. i didn't realize that's the first time a latino -- that stuns me for democrats and republicans. i find it shocking. >> it is given how important that section of the electorate is. he's 37 years old. he's an identical twin. >> his brother likes to
president obama is drawing really large, enthusiastic crowds. yesterday in sioux city, iowa, about 10,000 people turned out to hear him speak. they were fired up. they responded with loud applause. when he tried to paint republicans as the party of the past for saying that the republican national convention was basically like watching tv in black and white. on the other hand, alex, he was greeted at the sioux city airport with a huge sign that read, mr. president, we did build this. of course that's a reference to president obama's you didn't build that comment that the romney campaign has seized onto to try to paint the president s a as big government, antibusiness. what it really represents is the electorate is deeply divided in some of these key battleground states that president obama, mitt romney are stumping in in the days leading up to the democratic national convention. and if you talk to political analysts they say what romney did so effectively in his convention speech was to tap into some that have disappointment and to highlight it. so if you talk to surrogates of presiden
. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling with the president. what is happening there? >> reporter: final steps of the campaign, two months to go. they are shadowing each other. yesterday it was governor romney going to iowa and new hampshire that the president went to to try to get a bounce of the national convention. today as the president in florida starting a bus tour. that is where governor romney had the republican national convention. this is key because of the electoral votes, but the real clear politics average how tight it is. it is basically 47.3% for the president. 46.7% for mitt romney. can't get much closer than that. the president is trying to sort of get those few undecided voters in his camp. there is a huge choice both on medicare and affects senior citizens but the economy. he was mocking mitt romney earlier for being obsessed. >> all he has to offer is the same prescription they've had for 30 years. tax cuts, tax cuts, got a few gut a few regulat
and ohio where he faces some rough news in the polls. that's because president obama is seeing an up tick in ohio he now leads romney 50 to 45%. that survey is by the public policy polling which if you are familiar with them, their numbers lean to the left. but if that is true it is bad news for romney because no candidate has ever taken the house without taking ohio. more bill press after the break. stay with us. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. understatement, so explain to me why that is. i think the mob learned from wall st., not vice versa. ♪ lord, you got no reason ♪ ♪ you got no right ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i find myself at the wrong place ♪ [ male announcer ] the ram 1500 express. ♪ ♪ it says a lot about you. ♪ ♪ in a deep, hemi-rumble sort of way. guts. glory. ram. from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. ♪ >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on curre
on the breaking story a little later this hour. ♪ >> let's head straight to the campaign trail. president obama and governor mitt romney are making their final sprint toward election day. the president kicking off a two day bus tour through florida this weekend and any moment right now, governor romney is expected to take the stage here in the first of two scheduled rallies, in the battle ground state of virginia. and chief congressional correspondent, carl cameron is streaming live from boston for us, keeping an eye on everything. carl? >> reporter: (inaudible) >> we will get carl established and check right bab with him. >> reporter: hi there, jamie. >> jamie: good. >> reporter: mr. romney has two events in virginia, he left the event in virginia beach. it's an important battle ground state. in recent weeks-- (inaudibl (inaudible). (inaudible). >> . >> jamie: all right. carl has a great report and we're going to get to him in a couple of minutes. a little bit of satellite issues, you can hear the wind as well. anyway shall as carl mentioned, governor romney is expected to address the milit
of 9/11 president obama and governor mitt romney are taking a break from the campaign cycle, suspending their negative ads out of respects for the victims. however, a moment before we went on the air we got a report that senior obama campaign adviser david axlerod sent out a tweet challenging governor romney's tax plan and offering a kind of attack against him. that is just breaking. we'll have more on it just ahead. >>> well, brand new reports suggesting that national security is not necessarily at the top of president obama's list of priorities. data reportedly show that is the president skips his daily intelligence briefings more than half the time. white house press secretary jay carney says it's not true. >> he gets it every day, okay? the president of the united states gets the presidential daily briefing every day. there is a document that he reads every day when he is not -- well, he always reads it every day because he's a voracious consumer of all of his briefing materials, and when he is physically here, most days he has a meeting in his office, the oval one, with -- [laughte
that is almostatz important. president obama went in 2009 and had the speech in cairo reaching out saying we changing the relationship with muslim nations. this does not bode well for that in pointing out the difference compare to him and bush. >> brian: biggest thing not calling egypt a ally. who is the hillary clinton. she only wanted 24 years whompt could be next. senator kerry or the ambassador we saw spinning things and possibly the disillusion with the truth. ambassador susan rice. >> steve: it looks like the smart money said she would wind up with a national security job in the second term of a barack obama administration. >> gretchen: we'll continue to talk about this. are the obama's chicken's coming home to roost? many foretold the deadly attack. i a plane comes in for a landing and minus wheels. that's why we are showing it to you. >> steve: old double nickel. ♪ come on baby, and rescue. ♪ come on, baby. and rescue me. ♪ cause i need you by my side. ♪ can't you see that i am lonely .... i love this time of year. it's all about change. the kids are going back to school, it'
officials are speaking at the ceremony at new york's ground zero. president obama and the first lady attended a ceremony at the passenger today. the president laying a wreath before making comments. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. god bless the memories of those we lost. jon: you won't have to watch any attack ads today, both the president and republican presidential nominee governor mitt romney pulled all negative ads in honor of 9/11. today governor romney issued this statement. eleven years ago evil descended upon our country taking thousands of lives in an unspeakable act against innocence. america will never forget those who perished. america will never stop caring for the loved ones they left behind and america will remain ever vigilant against those who would do us harm. eric shawn covered the attacks that morning, with us here at fox, he's live at ground zero now. eric, what is going on? >> jon, you know it has been eleven years but it seems as if no
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
. >> the white house says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during i presidential motorcade. upter police officer bruce saint laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle. it is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> new campaign fund-raising numbers out for the president. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney in the month of august with a total of $114 million to romney's 111 million. on the campaign trail in florida sunday president obama told supporters his opponents are not very good when it comes to crunching numbers. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. >> the latest tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce. the president leading mitt romney 49% to 44%. that's up from just 1 percentage point before democratic national convention. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigns in ohio today in an interview on nbc's "
already has his campaign in 100% damage control mode. also, an important new poll shows president obama pulling ahead in yet another important swing state. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns in a very rainy washington, d.c. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the fallout er mitt romney's complaint that 47% of americans will vote for the president no matter what he says. those 47% are "dependent on government, believe they are victims" and in romney's words "my job is not to worry about those people." the remarks are from a nearly hour long of a secret recorded video of a romney fundraiser last may. the video obtained by the left leaning magazine mother jones that posted the entire interview. let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. fascinating story. so much has happened over the last 24 hours. you had quite an article online today. and i just want to read part of that. romney has a businessman's approach to politics which means he sizes up an audience and figures out what he needs to cut the deal and he does it and expects it to work. >> he's a businessm
of virginia which president obama won in 2008 and where he holds a slim four-point lead over his republican rival. romney's visit to virginia comes on the heels of another disappointing jobs report which missed forecasts and showed a decline in the unemployment rate largely because more americans have stopped looking for work. it prompted the republican nominee to take aim at the president's record on job creation. >> with the unemployment level having stuck above 8% for 43 straight months, we remembered that the president promised that if we let him borrow almost $1 trillion, he'd never let it reach 8%. it's been above 8% ever since. this president has not fulfilled him promises. then he spoke at great length and had wonderful things to say at the democrat convention but didn't say what he would do to help people get jobs, come out of unemployment, or get people who are poor back to the middle class. he doesn't have a plan or ideas. we've got to make sure he doesn't have any more days in the white house after january. >> despite slow growth in the job market, president obama has widened hi
the phrase 100% over and over. the univision forum in florida. president obama is departing the nation's capital for the sunshine state where he'll speak at the same forum this afternoon. just when it seems like the week couldn't get worse for mitt romney, new battleground polling showing romney losing ground to the president. the president has widened his lead in three crucial swing states, ohio, virginia and florida. >> absolutely for mitt romney, if he's going to turn the corner, he's going to have to turn it quickly. >> there's no doubt this campaign is adrift and without mitt romney being more active, engaged an specific, this could spell a second term which i would not be upset about at all from president obama. >> from the 47% to the polls, what's team romney's rescue strategy? more mitt and then more mitt. the candidate who put fund-raising at the forefront this week will next week be back on the trail and next week with this three-day bus tour of ohio lined up. we'll bring in today's political power panel, joe watkins, a romney surrogate and former bush white house aid, karen
. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in virginia and those are the big swing areas in virginia. victor. >> they are spending a lot on the ads and gas to get there. they are going to virginia over and over and over this season. >> they sure are. overall the president made seven trips or swings through virginia just recently on tuesday. remember, when he kicked off his first rallies in may he started in ohio, the second rally right here in virginia. romney, this will be the seventh trip, six swings since the general election started. remember, where did he announce his running mate paul ryan, just down the street here in norfolk, virginia. yeah,
weight of the economy on his shoulders. enter paul ryan, barack obama and washington. he's going to do whatever he can, even if it's not the perfect solution. will that change america's mood fast? there's only 60 days to go till the election. ben comes out with the beast, will it help romney or obama? "outfront," strike team member jim bianco of bianco research. reihan salam. really appreciate it. ben bernanke is in a tough spot. everybody expects him to act. >> i think he is going to act. i think we're going to get a third round of quantitative easing to begin on thursday. we're just giblquibbling about the size and type. >> how quickly will it do anything? i hate to say this but this is the way it usually goes, right, people like you, jim, have thought this was going to happen for a while. so it's almost as if we have to say it's priced in. once he announced it, we're not going to get any benefit. >> that's right, since late july when we all thought it was coming. bernanke in his speech in jackson hole last month said clearly that he was looking for the stock market to go up and that
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